Hockey Training EOTW: Transfer Power From Legs To Arms

strong shouldersHockey Training EOTW: DB Push Press

This is a nice hockey training exercise for skaters and goalies because it requires a quick impulse from the legs and stabilization through the shoulders and torso.  As a trainer, I like the way it gives hockey players no where to hide.

Nowhere To Hide…

What do I mean by that?  Well I mean that if you lack shoulder mobility, you won’t be able to do it properly.  If you are too tight in the hips, you won’t be able to do it properly.  Lack core stability?  You guessed it, you won’t be able to do it properly.

Here’s How To Do It…


If you cannot see the video in the player above, just click the link below…
http://youtu.be/CbNEtUxuVwY

How Many?

This is a power exercises, so we typically use 3-4 sets of 4 reps. I would stay between 2-4 reps.

Technical Points…

Take the time to critique your finish position.  If your upper arm is not beside your ear, if your lower back is extended or if you are leaning back in your torso, then try to consciously correct it.

If you can consciously correct it, then it is more of a motor pattern issue and you just need to work at finding neutral right off the bat.

If you cannot correct your form even though you are focusing on that, then there is a problem somewhere and you will need to get your trainer or physio to help you sort out where the issue is coming from before you add this exercise to your repertoire.

Enjoy!
Cheers,
M

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